Our Doctors

Dr. Barnard

Medical Director

Dr. Cornel Barnard is a family physician who has found a way to combine his passion for aesthetic medicine and long-term family care. Dr. Barnard received a degree in medicine and surgery in 2004 at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He moved to Canada in 2008 for a travel and work experience, fell in love with Canada and its people and the rest as they say, is history. In 2011 he completed a surgical skills course in England to explore his love for surgery and that is where his curiosity in aesthetic medicine was awakened. Not only does Dr. Barnard run a full long term care practice but he is also involved in training UBC family medicine residents and is an assessor for International Medical Students through the Practise Ready program.

When Dr. Barnard is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children and dog named Cheddar. As a family, they enjoy spending time skiing on the slopes at Sun Peaks as well as on the water on the Little Shuswap Lake, where they live. When he gets some precious free time, he loves running, playing soccer and whatever other sports tickle his interests at the time. Dr. Barnard joined SKIN in 2021 and Sanders Medical Vernon in 2022. Through his work at Skin Kamloops and Sanders Medical Vernon, he is constantly striving for excellence in the field and is committed to delivering the best product available in rejuvenation medicine. He enjoys being a part of a team that stays at the cutting edge of an ever-expanding field, while at the same time, committing to a safe outcome for our patients.

Dr. Visser

Dr. Caitlin Visser is a family physician with a passion for women’s health and wellbeing.

Having qualified as a general practitioner at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2003, she moved to Kamloops in 2008 and completed her Canadian certification as a family physician. A keen sculptor for many years, she found a way to combine her twin loves of art and medicine during her first training course in Botox and fillers in 2007. She currently divides her time between her aesthetic practice at Sanders Medical Vernon and Skin Kamloops.

Dr. Visser is excited to be part of the dynamic team at Sanders Medical , and is pleased to offer a range of aesthetic treatments designed to nurture all clients. She is very well-known in her skillful touch of lip injection artistry.


Dr. Adamson

Dr. Lori Adamson completed her Bachelor of Science degree (2008), followed by her Medical Doctorate (2012) at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg. She then moved to B.C. for her medical residency in Family Medicine from 2012-2014.

Following her residency, she went on to obtain additional Certification of Added Competency in Emergency Medicine, working full-time in a Regional Emergency Department in Brandon, Manitoba. Missing the mountains, she returned to British Columbia in 2019, as a locum Family Physician and Emergency physician. She has since completed a Postgraduate Program in Clinical Dermatology through the University of South Wales.

In 2020, she eagerly joined our practice, providing clinical GP dermatology consultation, while still providing part-time Emergency and Acute care in Salmon Arm. Dr. Adamson enjoys the artistic nature of dermatology and the fact that there is a visual art to this area of medicine. She has a particular passion for skin cancers and dermatoscopy for skin surveillance.

Dr. Adamson has many passions outside of medicine including music, hiking, canoeing, cycling, backcountry camping, and spending time exploring the outdoors with her family. “It is privilege to get to know my patients, and to learn all about their lives. That is one of the most interesting parts of medicine.”